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  1. #1
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    Default "Hook it" or "Land it"

    Which would you prefer ??

    A) Hook a fish and play it for a minute,then lose it.

    or

    B)Play someone elses fish out for the last 5 minutes and land it.




    And YES I would prefer to do both aswell

    Oh yeah and to keep or release ISN'T part of the question
    Last edited by Mr Fishin; 15-04-2010 at 04:13 PM.

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    Half a loaf, better than no bread. Hateful feeling loosing a fish, especially when you haven't had a look at it, leads to more lies then.

    I know all about loosing them, lost 10 in a week once, and landed 2. I blamed the 11foot boat rod that i was using to get me buy. Felt the rod wasn't setting the hook for me properly when the fish lay back on it, the rod was just to soft, but i put that right after, by giving them nothing in the first few seconds, was grand after that.
    "Nothing makes a fish bigger, than almost being caught"

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    Why would you play someone elses fish out?

    I would never, ever pass my rod to anyone else to play a salmon i've hooked....perhaps if I had a son things would be different.

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    [QUOTE=hurricane;241837]Why would you play someone elses fish out?QUOTE]

    Hypathetical question




    Damn you guys can't half turn the simplest of questions

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    Definately A

    My favouite type of fishing is size 14 and smaller flies and river at its lowest, wi a single handed trout rod for grilse!

    When you rise a fish, see it come at the fly, turn and leave a big boil on the water, it my not even touch the fly, but my goodness there is nothing to get the heartrate going like it!

    I had a fish up at the fly 5 times one night and never tightened the line, thought I was gonna need a cardiac ambulance!

  6. #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jockiescott View Post
    Definately A

    My favouite type of fishing is size 14 and smaller flies and river at its lowest, wi a single handed trout rod for grilse!

    When you rise a fish, see it come at the fly, turn and leave a big boil on the water

    That is what life is all about imo. Going down to the river, just before dark and rising fish on small irish trebles. I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

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    A without a doubt!

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    The tug is the drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springer View Post
    The tug is the drug.
    Pass the sickbag
    "...hooking mortality is higher than you'd expect: further evidence that as a numbers game, catch-and-release fishing isn't always as straightforward as it seems"
    John Gierach


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    Quote Originally Posted by seeking View Post
    Pass the sickbag
    Jesus, looks like he is on the Guinness already seeking
    Last edited by Jock; 15-04-2010 at 11:25 PM.

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